Shumlin donor at center of dispute

Shumlin donor at center of dispute

There are 55 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Sep 7, 2010, titled Shumlin donor at center of dispute. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

A renewable energy entrepreneur, and major donor to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin, got $4.3 million in tax credits from the state's Clean Energy Development Fund after serving on the fund's board, a position to which Shumlin appointed him, according to documents and officials.

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flat lander

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#41 Sep 7, 2010
How can this be Shumlin in the middle of a sleazy deal and caught with his pants down, no not another "Craigs list" girl just as Barry Frank does in DC "turn another page into a go for girl. He got more nuts than a squirrel on Kimball Hill. He is putting it to use just like his wife and Vt. and Putney and Windham county. YO PINOCCHIO take it back to the wood shop and try putting a polish on your sad and disgusting way of life.
Mike Mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#42 Sep 7, 2010
Wouldn’t that be fun, writing a column about biking.

Would the reformer force me to wear a bike helmet and night lights too?
Earl

Little Rock, AR

#43 Sep 7, 2010
Mike, I'm a democrat that works at VY. I gotta tell ya, getting shot at everyday coming into work really sucks. Here in the AO's room it's probably pretty evenly split between democrats and republicans with a few libertarians sprinkled in there. We have lots of political debates on everything from health care reform to immigration. Of course we are all pro-nuke though.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#44 Sep 7, 2010
How would I validate that...you don’t even have the courage to use your real name.
I Vote Vermont

Randolph Center, VT

#45 Sep 8, 2010
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Wouldn’t that be fun, writing a column about biking.
Would the reformer force me to wear a bike helmet and night lights too?
Don't ask, don't tell?

Since: Jul 10

Brattleboro, VT

#46 Sep 8, 2010
Earl wrote:
Mike, I'm a democrat that works at VY. I gotta tell ya, getting shot at everyday coming into work really sucks. Here in the AO's room it's probably pretty evenly split between democrats and republicans with a few libertarians sprinkled in there. We have lots of political debates on everything from health care reform to immigration. Of course we are all pro-nuke though.
Thanks for this, Earl. While we probably disagree over whether your particular plant is fit to run beyond 2012, I have nothing personal against any VY employees, and I'm sorry about the gantlet that you have to run.

Entergy, however, is another issue. They've shown they don't deserve any certificate of public good. Any nuclear plant operating in Vermont beyond 2012 should be run by someone other than Entergy and should be a brand new plant.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#47 Sep 8, 2010
I don’t think that is the issue at all, we just live in a environment where we can not trust anyone about energy. Our troubles with our political system has washed over everything we think about energy.
Solar Bomb

Little Rock, AR

#48 Sep 8, 2010
Actually I have worked for several utilities and if you do a little research you will find that Entergy is an outstanding company.

If they were a Vt company we would proudly claim them as a shinning example of corporate culture.

Floks on this board take anything they disagree with and blow them up all out of proportion.

Take the tritium leak for example, VY/Entergy reported the discovery the moment they knew about it, long before they were required to and diligently went after the source and now are as diligently working at clean-up and doing everything to avoid another leak.

They went far beyound what was required.

Look at Entergy's position on global warming, they are in the lead...

And look at all the hydro Entergy has.

Do some research, lol
Twocents

Brattleboro, VT

#49 Sep 8, 2010
New Clear Waste wrote:
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Thanks for this, Earl. While we probably disagree over whether your particular plant is fit to run beyond 2012, I have nothing personal against any VY employees, and I'm sorry about the gantlet that you have to run.
Entergy, however, is another issue. They've shown they don't deserve any certificate of public good. Any nuclear plant operating in Vermont beyond 2012 should be run by someone other than Entergy and should be a brand new plant.
Those are "political" reasons for not relicensing. If VY is shown to be safe will you support relicensing?
I Vote Vermont

Randolph Center, VT

#50 Sep 8, 2010
Seven Blind Mice

Based on an Indian fable, seven blind mice set out to discover the "Something" (an elephant) by the pond, only to learn that "knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole." Each mouse visits the "Something" on a different day of the week and imagines what it really looks like — only to return home with an incorrect description of the elephant's body parts. They see a cliff, a spear, a pillar, a snake, a rope — but it is only when the seventh mouse searches the whole "Something" that is able to "see" the elephant.
Solar Bomb

Little Rock, AR

#51 Sep 8, 2010
And the elephant is that VY is one of the safest plants anywhere in the world and most reliable.

Look at the facts not the hysteria,+500 days of safe reliable operation to the benefit of all Vermonters
I Vote Vermont

Randolph Center, VT

#52 Sep 8, 2010
I was thinking that the NRC was the 7th mouse, but ok....
Twocents

Brattleboro, VT

#53 Sep 8, 2010
New Clear Waste wrote:
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Thanks for this, Earl. While we probably disagree over whether your particular plant is fit to run beyond 2012, I have nothing personal against any VY employees, and I'm sorry about the gantlet that you have to run.
Entergy, however, is another issue. They've shown they don't deserve any certificate of public good. Any nuclear plant operating in Vermont beyond 2012 should be run by someone other than Entergy and should be a brand new plant.
What are the rules to "deserve" a certificate of public good? You must know since you post that they "don't deserve andy certificate of public good". Or are you saying that because you don't like them?
Warner Brothers Star

Randolph, VT

#54 Sep 10, 2010
Twocents wrote:
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Those are "political" reasons for not relicensing. If VY is shown to be safe will you support relicensing?
--- crickets ---
Totalitarian HumanistsSuk

Bronx, NY

#55 Sep 25, 2010
No one needs to vote for Scumlin or Col. DoNothing when you've got Dennis Steele the Independence candidate.
www.governorsteele.com

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